Reddit experienced technical issues on Wednesday, causing disruptions to users browsing the site. Some users encountered threads with blank comments, while others encountered a “504 Gateway Timeout” error message. The issues seemed to vary between new and old Reddit. Users reported being able to see comments on posts but not being able to view the content of those comments. The website displayed messages indicating server errors. The problem was also observed on Reddit’s mobile website for users who were logged out. However, users who were logged in on new Reddit, old Reddit, and the iOS app did not experience any issues with comment loading.
At the time of the incident, Reddit had not provided a comment in response to the technical issues. Despite the disruptions, Reddit’s status page indicated that all systems were functioning normally. Downdetector, a service that monitors internet outages, received approximately 1,800 user reports about the problems, which is relatively low for a platform as large as Reddit. As of the latest update, no further information has been provided.
In summary, Reddit encountered technical difficulties that affected users’ browsing experience, such as blank comments and a “504 Gateway Timeout” error. These issues were observed on both new and old versions of Reddit, as well as on the mobile website. However, no problems were reported for users who were logged in on new Reddit, old Reddit, and the iOS app. Reddit had not immediately responded to the incident, although its status page indicated that all systems were operational.